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lock-out

(lok′owt″)
In biomedical engineering and computer science, a forcing function that limits access to computer software, medications, or supplies unless the user performs a required sequence of actions, such as entering a unique access code.
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Carl Stubbs summed up what other district officials said about their approach to lockdowns and lockouts:
We expand our ability to measure these economic impacts by measuring the impact of the lockout season, 2004-2005, on the employment and payroll of four industries at the county level.
The capabilities in Exabeam Version 2.0 allow our clients to quickly determine which lockouts are innocent user error and which ones are suspicious and warrant investigation, said Ryan Morris, Sr.
(18) By contrast, in the aftermath of the 2011 lockouts, NFL owners captured 53 percent of revenues and NBA owners captured 50 percent.
He did think, though, that NHL owners damaged their brand by forcing a lockout.
The United Football League (UFL) is seeking to bank on the potential NFL lockout.
The NFLPA said in a statement, "This ruling means there is irrefutable evidence that owners had a premeditated plan to lockout players and fans for more than two years.
Conciliation and arbitration was designed to substitute for the 'rude and barbarous process of strikes and lockouts' (Higgins 1915).
At the time there were only two other Lockouts, one in the US and one on the Isle of Wight, nowhere near us here in Essex.
The 10-day lockout of West Coast dockworkers will result in economic loss to shippers and everyone along the distribution chain.
Why the ban on strikes and lockouts? The authors, after reviewing the British industrial relations experience, examine the issue principally along economic lines.
Safe and vault lockouts occur for a variety of reasons.